Alexander Basil ALSON


ALSON, Alexander Basil

Service Number: 2992
Enlisted: 1 June 1815
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Gilles Street, Adelaide, 23 May 1886
Home Town: Clarence Park, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Gardener
Died: Killed In Action, France, 16 August 1916, aged 30 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Goodwood St George Anglican Church Memorial Tower, Prospect Roll of Honour A-G WWI Board, Unley Arch of Remembrance, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

1 Jun 1815: Enlisted AIF WW1
21 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2992, 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
21 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2992, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Star of England, Adelaide
16 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2992, 50th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières


The Advertiser Friday 17 August 1917 page 8

Private Alexander Basil Alson, who was killed in action at Pozieres on August 16,1916, was previously reported wounded and missing. He was born in Gilles-street Adelaide, on May 23, 1886, and enlisted June, 1915. He embarked on September 21. After spending some time at Lemnos, Mudros, and other places, he was transferred to the 50th Battalion. He was in action on August 4, August 8, August 12 and August 16. He was a clean-living man, and was liked by everyone.

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Birth registered as Alexander Vasil OLSON

Son of George OLSON and Faith nee DODD